The Master of Supply Chain Management program welcomed 40 new students this summer. Students join the program from all parts of the world including here in the Pacific Northwest, and spanning countries like Germany, China, Greece, and India, exemplifying the widespread enthusiasm for MSCM.
Students are feeling energetic about the start of their master’s program experience as well. Komal Vaish, a student and working professional for Castrol, the subsidiary of British Petroleum explains what she is looking forward to this year: “I am very eager to engage with the student community through student clubs, and to make use of the optional study tour abroad to obtain a firsthand understanding of world-class processes and technologies. I also think the diversity of the cohort and collaborative atmosphere will give me ample opportunities for personal and professional growth, which I am excited about!”
A Promising Class Dynamic
MSCM is seeing a promising foundation for this year’s cohort due to its diversity, robust gender representation, average years of work experience, and varying industries. The backgrounds in varied professional experiences will make for an excellent class dynamic in which students will have a lot to learn, both from professors, and from each other. Industry backgrounds include oil and energy, like Komal Vaish’s background and range to government, like Kelly Walker, another class of 2020 student working as a Logistics Officer for the United States Air Force. Other industries include consumer products, financial services, government, manufacturing, energy and technology.
A Supply Chain Management Program Endorsed by Working Professionals
MSCM’s class structure of evening and weekends continues to attract working professionals, like Kelly. “I was drawn to the Program because of its work-compatible structure, the educational quality associated with the Foster School of Business, and ultimately the unanimously positive feedback from MSCM alumni.” Industry engagement and networking also played into student’s decision to join MSCM. As Komal explains, “Two main factors for me while choosing MSCM at the Foster School of Business were the focus on hands on industry engagement through the capstone project and the heavy emphasis on collaborative approach. I wanted to come to a school which was not only academically strong but also emphasized the importance of building the ability of working well with others.” More and more, MSCM is seeing that students recognize the importance of developing both the technical and the soft skills needed to be a leader in supply chain management.
The MSCM program is excited to welcome the class of 2020 to the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington!
Visit the Master of Supply Chain Management website for more information on the program, admission events, and more.